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The '''Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum''', often referred to as '''The Guggenheim''', is an art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 89th Street (Manhattan)|East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is the permanent home of a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern art|Modern and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. The museum was established by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1939 as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, under the guidance of its first director, the artist Hilla von Rebay. It adopted its current name after the death of its founder, Solomon R. Guggenheim, in 1952. In 1959, the museum moved from rented space to its current building, a landmark work of 20th-century architecture. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical building,...
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Built1959
ArchitectFrank Lloyd Wright
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AddedMay 19, 2005
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